My expectant father book warned me that at no point in this pregnancy will people ask me how I’m doing. I initially laughed about that, and said “we’ll see”. It also said that when I announce the pregnancy, many people (mostly male) will ask: “Is it yours?” Well, as for the second thing, I probably had 40% of the men I told (generally the guys I’m not very close friends with) ask me that. It’s kinda sad, actually. It’s not even a funny joke.
But as for the first part, I’ve found it to be absolutely correct. Nobody asks about me, they ask about Ash. In mind, they’re doing it RIGHT – they SHOULD ask about the woman. She’s got a sack of potatoes in her belly while I’m just a little nervous. So I don’t mind it, actually.
The ironic part is it drives Ash nuts. She keeps going out of her way when someone asks about her to also mention how I’m doing. A silly, thoughtful girl, that’s what she is.
But I will also go on record as saying her family is constantly asking about me, my shows, my projects, my disc golf… her sister even asked if I was able to ask if I had time to finish recording demos of The Unusual Suspects for the Korean package. They’re exceptionally sweet.
So I guess the point of this, if there is one, is you don’t need to ask me for my sake. But Ash might kick your ass if you don’t.